Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix: repaired the broken watch.
  • transitive v. To set right; remedy: repair an oversight.
  • transitive v. To renew or revitalize.
  • transitive v. To make up for or compensate for (a loss or wrong, for example).
  • intransitive v. To make repairs.
  • n. The work, act, or process of repairing.
  • n. An instance or a result of repairing. Often used in the plural: My car is in the shop for repairs. We checked the repairs before returning his car.
  • n. General condition after use or repairing: in good repair.
  • n. Something that has been repaired.
  • intransitive v. To betake oneself; go: repair to the dining room.
  • intransitive v. To go frequently or habitually: repairs to the restaurant every week.
  • n. An act of going or sojourning: our annual repair to the mountains.
  • n. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of repairing something.
  • n. The result of repairing something.
  • n. The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
  • v. To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
  • n. An act of going on vacation.
  • n. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
  • v. To transfer oneself to another place.
  • v. to pair again

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To return.
  • intransitive v. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
  • n. The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
  • n. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
  • transitive v. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend.
  • transitive v. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
  • n. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation.
  • n. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To restore to a sound, good, or complete state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; restore; renovate.
  • To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; give indemnity for; make good: as, to repair a loss or damage.
  • To fortify; defend.
  • To recover, or get into position for offense again, as a weapon.
  • Synonyms To mend, refit, retouch, vamp (up), patch, tinker (up).
  • n. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial destruction; supply of loss; reparation.
  • n. Good or sound condition kept up by repairing as required; with a qualifying term, condition as regards repairing: as, a building in good or bad repair.
  • n. Reparation for wrong; amends.
  • n. Attire; apparel.
  • To go to a (specified) place; betake one's self; resort: as, to repair to a sanctuary for safety.
  • To return.
  • n. The act of betaking one's self to a (specified) place; a resorting.
  • n. A place to which one repairs; haunt; resort.
  • n. Probably, an invitation or a return.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a frequently visited place
  • n. a formal way of referring to the condition of something
  • v. set straight or right
  • v. move, travel, or proceed toward some place
  • v. give new life or energy to
  • v. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
  • v. make amends for; pay compensation for
  • n. the act of putting something in working order again

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English reparen, repairen, from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre : re-, re- + parāre, to prepare, put in order; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English repairen, to return, from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre, to return to one's country; see repatriate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Coined between 1300 and 1350 from Middle English repairen, from Middle French reparer, from Latin reparō ("renew, repair").

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Middle English repairen ("to return"), from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatrire ("to return to one's country"), from re- + patria ("homeland"). Cognate to repatriate.

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From re- +‎ pair.

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